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Old 09-20-2012, 10:12 PM
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No way. Not sure if he was actually a trigger man. Even if he was, there is no way he was the only one who fired. You are telling me that LHO fired four rounds with almost 100% accuracy, in record time, through trees, with no sniper training what so ever? No way.
That's pretty much the finding of every board, panel, news service and committee that's investigated it.

Have you shot much? When taking complicated shots involving penetration of materials almost every bullet is a "magic bullet," in that they take paths, and create effects that would have been extremely hard to predict in advance.
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I would highly recommend the book Case Closed by Gerald Posner. He makes a strong argument for a lone gunman. That said,some will never be convinced of the lone gunman theory but the book is well worth reading.
I shall give it read when I can.

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Some that investigated the assassination concluded a realistic possibility that there were at least two shooters.

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...the scientific acoustical evidence established a high probability that two gunmen fired at President John f. Kennedy.
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Why did Oswald leave his job just after the shooting? Why did he kill officer Tippen?
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Why did Oswald leave his job just after the shooting? Why did he kill officer Tippen?
Just like any other criminal, to flee the scene and put distance between the shooting and himself. As far as Tippen is concerned, I believe that either Tippen recognized him as a potential suspect, or Oswald felt that he did. By all accounts, Tippen and Oswald had a brief conversation before Oswald opened fire. Was Tippen asking why he was wondering? Was he asking for identification? Who knows. I believe he shot Tippen and I believe that he either shot the President or attempted to shoot the President. However, I do not believe he shot him[the President] alone .
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Just like any other criminal, to flee the scene and put distance between the shooting and himself. As far as Tippen is concerned, I believe that either Tippen recognized him as a potential suspect, or Oswald felt that he did. By all accounts, Tippen and Oswald had a brief conversation before Oswald opened fire. Was Tippen asking why he was wondering? Was he asking for identification? Who knows. I believe he shot Tippen and I believe that he either shot the President or attempted to shoot the President. However, I do not believe he shot him[the President] alone .
Why haven't we found any evidence of another shooter?
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Why haven't we found any evidence of another shooter?
In many respects, evidence can be subjective. Evidence is only as good as its factual and perceived validity.

Dallas Police Officer Tom Tilson was with his daughter when he heard of the shooting. He was driving on Commerce Street when he saw a man quickly run down from the small hill, throw a long object into his vehicle, and speed off. The officer followed him for several blocks on Industrial Boulevard west of the assassination site. He had his daughter write down the license plate number and he turned it in later that day.

Tom Tilson -- Supposed JFK Assassination Dealey Plaza Witness

There are many other witness on that list and others who either saw or heard another shooter on the Grassy Knoll or in a few instances in the same building as Oswald.
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Why haven't we found any evidence of another shooter?
Exactly and eyewitness accounts have often proven to be erroneous or subjective.The mind can perceive things that are not even there and so much can be reduced to speculation. Did they place Oswald's palm print on the weapon? Since we cannot prove that they didn't,there will always be doubt that Oswald was the lone gunman. It doesn't take a conspiracy involving several people to kill a President,it takes a good plan and proper timing and the will to sacrifice your life. I cannot prove Oswald was the lone gunman but I lean that way. Those who believe Oswald did not act alone have never been able to prove it and we may never know the truth.

President James A. Garfield was assassinated by a lone gunman,his plan was all too simple,get close to the President and kill him.Reagan almost met the same fate by a lone gunman so it's very possible to do without fellow conspirators.Guiteau and Hinckley were both deranged and they believed it would bring them the notoriety they deserved. Oswald like Guiteau and Hinckley knew they were failures in life and all three were determined to "make their mark" in life. While the assassination of JFK and Garfield differed in complexity,I believe the motives were similar. Both assassins wanted respect and to be taken seriously,their politics and allegiance was also at times confused.They craved attention and unfortunately succeeded in getting it.

It doesn't take a genius or a team of fellow conspirators to kill a President.It might help but history has proven that it can be done by a lone gunman. Even JFK was not immune to the whims and ego of a failure who was determined to succeed at "something" in life.
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I have read virtually every book on the JFK assassination and seen many docs, and thus far I have to say there is very little doubt in my mind that Oswald was not alone. It is extremely unlikely he killed Kennedy.

This is one of the few conspiracy theories, possibly the only one, I believe in.
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I shall give it read when I can.
I enjoyed the book and I have read several books and articles on the JFK assassination. I lean towards the lone gunman theory but my mind remains open on this sad and yet fascinating subject. If only Oswald lived long enough to be properly interrogated we may have more of the missing pieces to this puzzle. A psychological workup would've also proved interesting.
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